Updated: Jul 31
This is a fun block to make and lots of possibilities for using stripes or directions fabric.
I have used mine with the stripes running across the width, no the length of the C and E pieces. You could run the stripes lengthways if you wished.
Another possibility is to the run the stripes through the A squares. You could cut them so the stripe runs diagonally or even alternate them horizontally and vertically.
If you are using a large scale stripe, like me, it is worth cutting so there is symmetry in each piece. You can see that the E squares have the stripe exactly in the centre of the square. The C rectangles I have measured off the centre of the space between the pairs of stripes. If I cut this block again, I would have measured the C rectangles having the pair of stripes in the centre. If I had done this then the stripes would have lined up with those in the E squares. Hindsight is a wonderful thing! Maybe next time.
Otherwise, I have followed the directions exactly for this block.